The monthly stipend paid to all Ph.D. students selected as TAs funded by Ashoka University will be Rs. 35,000/- per month. The Ph.D. Scholars are eligible for Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) upon completing their candidacy. The monthly stipend for an SRF is Rs 40,000/- per month. A contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per annum will be made available to each Ph.D. student.
Students funded externally through fellowships from UGC/CSIR/DST-INSPIRE, University waives the semester fees for those students (Rs. 12500/-).
Ashoka University offers financial assistance to all Ph.D. scholars for presenting their research ideas/findings in reputed international conferences. This facility can be availed once by each Ph.D. student during their studentship. Maximum amount of aid is Rs. 2,00,000/-.
The selection to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemistry is primarily based on
Qualification in the listed national level examinations such as CSIR-UGC-NET/ GATE/ DST-INSPIRE Fellows (Preferable).
Performance in the written test (not applicable for those qualified NET/ GATE/ DST-INSPIRE etc.) and/or personal interview.
The selection process has two stages
Stage-1: Completed applications are reviewed by the faculty panel and short-listed for the written test and/or personal interview.
Stage-2: Interview will be scheduled in early December (tentative date for the interview is 14-16th December).
Once the evaluation is completed, the Coordinator (Chemical Sciences Graduate Program) will forward the list of candidates selected in order of merit (and those waitlisted, if any) to the Ph.D. program, and those selected for Research Assistantship (RA-ship) to the Dean (Research) for final approval.
The final approved list will be displayed on the university website, and the letters of admission (and assistantships, if applicable) will be dispatched by the Office of the Dean (Research), with copy to coordinator (Chemical Sciences Ph.D. Program).
The entire admissions process (including dispatch of letters of admission) is to be completed before 20th December. The academic session for Ph.D. students will begin from 1st January 2021.
All correspondence related to Ph.D. admissions will be routed only through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are there any teaching opportunities for Ph.D. students at Ashoka University?
Yes. All candidates pursuing a Ph.D. in Ashoka University can participate in teaching as a TA by taking various undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses.
2. Who are the participating faculty members in the Chemistry Department?
Dr. Munmun Ghosh
Sustainable and Green Chemistry
Small Molecule Activation
Dr. Aryya Ghosh & Prof. Sourav Pal
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Dr. Basudeb Maji
Bio-organic and medicinal chemistry
Anticancer drug development
Antibiotic against superbugs
Synthetic Biology (Biology & Chemistry Interface)
3. I have applied for a Ph.D. in the Chemistry Department in Ashoka University, but I have not qualified any national examination. Am I eligible?
Qualifying national examination is most preferrable for applying Ph.D. in Chemistry in Ashoka University. However, you can always apply, and Ashoka University will provide the full funding (equivalent to national fellowship) for Ph.D. students for 5 years
4. Can I do a part-time Ph.D. in Chemistry in Ashoka University?
Pursuing a part-time Ph.D. is still under discussion in Ashoka University. We will notify you when it is approved by the Dean of the Research
5. What are the instrumental facilities in Ashoka University Chemistry department?
We have modern lab with fume hood facility and Schlenk line connection for performing inert condition reaction and common organic synthesis. UV-vis instrument, pH meter, Karl-Fischer, melting point apparatus are available right now in the lab for common analytical measurement. Variable temperature UV-vis, Potentiostat, FTIR, NMR, XRD are on the list to set up by next year. We have active collaboration with Delhi University, IIT Delhi, Siv-Nadar University, Amity University and Punjab University.
6. What are the indoor-outdoor facilities for Ashoka Ph.D. students?
Ashoka University has great facility for students for any kind of indoor & outdoor activities e.g. basketball and volleyball court, playground, swimming pool, tennis court, badminton court, squash, table tennis, billiards, gym, dance studio, 10m shooting range etc. Please visit the Ashoka University website www. Ashoka.edu.in/campus life
7. How is the accommodation provided in Ashoka University?
Students will be provided either single room or shared room depending on their choice inside the campus residence hall. All the rooms are furnished and air conditioned with wi-fi connection and shared kitchen. Please visit www. Ashoka.edu.in/residence life